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Announcing the 2018 William R. Parks Memorial Scholarship Winners!

By | 2018-06-12T12:36:52+00:00 June 12th, 2018|BLOG|

Parks Orthodontics is pleased to announce the winners of the William R. Parks Memorial Scholarship for 2018!  These scholarship recipients represent the the spirit of Parks Orthodontics founder Bill Parks: a desire to serve fueled by a drive to succeed. The winners of the 2018 William R. Parks Memorial Scholarships are: Williamsburg Office: Lemai Vo, [...]

If you were stranded on a desert island…

By | 2018-03-08T06:43:25+00:00 June 1st, 2018|BLOG, Uncategorized|

If you were stranded on a desert island… If you were stranded on a desert island, and you had to choose between having a roll of floss or a toothbrush, which would you choose? It’s an interesting hypothetical that I remember debating back in dental school. Yes, we are nerds…but, it’s something I’ve thought about [...]

Orthodontic Treatment: The Myths and The Facts!

By | 2018-02-04T09:36:47+00:00 May 1st, 2018|BLOG|

The American Association of Orthodontics (AAO) make it their mission to educate the public about the benefits of orthodontic treatment. The misconceptions about orthodontists and their role in helping people achieve and maintain good oral health really are unfounded, and we, in conjunction with the AAO, want to address some of them so that our [...]

Phase I or Early Orthodontic Treatment – Part 4

By | 2018-03-08T06:31:37+00:00 April 1st, 2018|BLOG|

In the previous three blog posts, I’ve discussed the most common indications for Phase I or early orthodontic treatment: 1) To resolve problems that will interfere with normal growth and development of the jaws (Read blog post here) 2) To resolve problems that will prohibit permanent teeth from erupting normally (Read blog post here) [...]

Phase I or Early Orthodontic Treatment – Part 3

By | 2018-03-01T14:28:05+00:00 March 1st, 2018|BLOG|

Phase I or early orthodontic treatment is not the time to create one’s “forever smile.” Phase I treatment is useful: To resolve problems that will interfere with normal growth and development of the jaws (Read blog post here) To resolve problems that will prohibit permanent teeth from erupting normally (Read blog post here) Try to [...]

Phase I or Early Orthodontic Treatment – Part 2

By | 2018-02-04T09:26:23+00:00 February 1st, 2018|BLOG|

Some people are surprised to learn that kids as young as 7-8 years old sometimes need orthodontic treatment.  However, Phase I, or early orthodontic treatment, can help: *To resolve problems that will interfere with normal growth and development of the jaws (Read blog post here) *To resolve problems that will prohibit permanent teeth from erupting [...]

Phase I or Early Orthodontic Treatment – Part 1

By | 2018-01-11T15:03:56+00:00 January 1st, 2018|BLOG|

Phase I or early orthodontic treatment is when orthodontics is performed during the “transitional dentition,” or when there is a mix of baby and permanent teeth.  Generally speaking, these are the reasons to have orthodontic intervention before all the permanent teeth are in the mouth: 1)  To resolve problems that will interfere with normal growth [...]

Parks Orthodontics Has Been Named Best Orthodontics of 2017!

By | 2017-12-18T10:15:44+00:00 December 18th, 2017|BLOG|

Parks Orthodontics was named 2017 “Best Orthodontist” in Williamsburg, Newport News, Yorktown and South of the James by the Daily Press Choice Awards! Earning this recognition in four regions is a huge accomplishment, and Parks Orthodontics wants to thank our patients for voting for us! At Parks Orthodontics, providing outstanding orthodontic care is our objective [...]

Congratulations Dr. Parks, a 2017 Top Dentist!

By | 2017-12-15T17:09:40+00:00 December 15th, 2017|BLOG|

Please join us in congratulating Dr. Meredith Parks for being named a “Top Dentist” in 2017 by Virginia Coastal Living Magazine! Having the medical community recognize Dr. Parks as “Top Dentist” is a great honor, and we are pleased and proud to have been recognized. Dr. Meredith Parks is a 1994 honors graduate of Hampton [...]